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Senior Director, Unified Fundraising

Title: Senior Director, Unified Fundraising
Department: State Capacity Building
Status: Exempt
Reports To: Vice President, State Development
Positions Reporting to this Position: None
Location: Flexible (the employee may decide whether to work remotely and/or from an LCV office)
Travel Requirements: Up to 15%
Union Position: No
Job Classification Level: M-III
Salary Range (depending on experience): $102,000 – $150,000

General Description:

LCV believes our earth is worth fighting for because everyone has a right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. To ensure those rights are protected, we help people use their power to shape policy, hold politicians and polluters accountable, and influence elections.

Over 50 years, LCV has grown into a potent political force for protecting our planet and everyone who inhabits it. We have built a powerful national movement with 30+ state affiliates, and grassroots and community organizing programs across the country. LCV and our state affiliates, collectively called the Conservation Voters Movement (CVM), have committed to building an anti-racist national network by advancing racial justice and equity in everything we do. This organizational work involves an active process of identifying racism and other interlocking forms of oppression as they exist in our policies, practices, and institutions; changing and applying internal policies and power dynamics in ways that work to eliminate systemic racial inequities; and, working to change societal policies and power dynamics to eliminate systemic racial inequities. 

LCV is hiring a Senior Director, Unified Fundraising who will be responsible for the implementation of a new fundraising pilot program to foster successful fundraising collaboration between LCV and a select group of state affiliates. The goal of Unified Fundraising is to combine fundraising between LCV and participating state affiliates, resulting in more money from more donors to power the Conservation Voters Movement. Fundamental to this effort is the opportunity to pursue anti-racist fundraising.

Our 10 year vision is for all fundraising programs, from membership to major donors and from foundations to planned giving, to be unified with state affiliates. We plan to phase the implementation of the work, starting with institutional/foundation fundraising; planned giving; mid-level donors; and membership testing. 

The ideal candidate to lead this transition is an experienced and effective leader with deep knowledge of establishing and directing fundraising systems. They are an effective collaborator and communicator, a creative problem solver, familiar with principles of racial equity and social justice, and seasoned at project management.   

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and launch of the Unified Fundraising program, managing and collaborating with senior staff cross-departmentally at LCV and at select state affiliates. 
  • Lead detailed planning and assessment of each of the four pilot areas: planned giving, mid-level donors, membership message testing, and institutional giving. 
  • Lead the development of collaborative communications and management systems as well as the development of policies including MOUs, donor relations protocols, and revenue sharing across LCV and state affiliates.  
  • Build and lead the implementation of the “Hub” of centralized services that support Unified Fundraising consisting of data, research, portfolio development, marketing, legal, and skill building. This includes working cross-departmentally to hire new staff and consultants at LCV and working in coordination with state affiliates. 
  • Oversee Unified Fundraising budgeting process, including revenue and expenses across multiple entities, including state affiliates.
  • In collaboration with state affiliate and national staff across various teams, manage and evaluate the Unified Fundraising work of state and national staff.
  • Help integrate and test anti-racist fundraising practices and share learnings and progress within LCV and with state affiliates.
  • Work with the LCV Data team to ensure that data and donor management systems are well positioned to manage, analyze, and evaluate the work.
  • Travel up to 15% of the time for in-state visits with state affiliate staff, retreats, training, and conferences, as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Work Experience: 
    • Required – 8+ years experience with fund development operations, including budgeting and reporting, staff management, systems development and evaluation. Experience managing or directing a fund development program. Project management experience, including effectively managing across departments and working with other senior management leaders. Demonstrated understanding of all fundraising programs, including membership, major donors, institutional giving and planned giving.
    • Preferred – Experience working within an affiliated organizational network, ideally experience with collaborative fundraising in the network. Experience working with 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations. Experience with strategic planning and launching new initiatives. Demonstrated understanding of data management and  experience sharing data across systems.
  • Skills: Ability to manage many details, complicated processes, databases, tracking systems and working across teams. Excellent listener and communicator. Excellent project management skills. Ability to work with different stakeholders to achieve shared goals. Able to work effectively at all levels of the organization and with multiple stakeholders. Highly detail oriented. Creative and innovative; a problem-solver and resourceful during challenging or new situations.
  • Cultural Competence: Demonstrated awareness of one’s own cultural identity, views about difference, and the ability to learn and build on varying cultural and community norms. Commitment to equity and inclusion as organizational practice and culture. Understands how environmental issues intersect with racism, economic and social inequality in the U.S. and has a passion for working to dismantle these systems.
  • Working Conditions: This job operates in a professional office environment, and routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and audiovisual systems. This position is largely sedentary, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods. The person in this position frequently communicates with partners and must be able to exchange accurate information. Applicants need to be located in and legally authorized to work in the United States. LCV requires all employees working from our offices or participating in in-person meetings or events to be fully up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

LCV offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that includes vacation, sick and parental leave, personal days, paid holidays, health insurance (two plan options for staff to choose from), dental and vision insurance, life and disability insurance (short- and long-term), Flexible Spending Account, 401(k) retirement plan with company matching contribution, commuter benefits program, sabbatical, and student loan assistance.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to hr@lcv.org with “Senior Director, Unified Fundraising” in the subject line by January 29, 2024. No phone calls please.

LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information, or any other protected status. LCV is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please contact hr@lcv.org.